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19 killed in Kano road crash

19 killed in Kano road crash
July 08
11:58 2019
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At least 19 people were killed while seven others sustained injuries in an accident in Kano state on Sunday.

The accident occurred at Dinyar Madiga in Takai local government area of the state.

Zubair Mato, commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, said out of the 19 who died, 14 were males, while five were females.

He said the accident involved four vehicles with 26 passengers. Mato attributed the accident to over speeding.

Two VW Golf Sharon bus, a Honda Accord, and a bus belonging to Kano Line were involved in the accident.

Mato said the survivors are receiving treatment at Takai General Hospital.

A witness said two of vehicles got burnt.

Commenting on the incident, Datti Shawu, chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), in Takai local government, appealed to authorities to commence the rehabilitation of the road immediately.

He said 62 persons have lost their lives on the road since January.

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